Back to WhereThereBeDragons.com
Crossing the river before summiting 17,500 Pico Austria. Photo by Ella Williams (2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest, 2nd Place), South America Semester.

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

Go to Blog
WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

View

Off for our trek!

The Instructors, Instructor

  To start our first trek we asked a group of local musicians to do a Koa ceremony for us to ask Mother Earth for permission and safe passage on our trek into Maragua Crater. The Koa is a sacred offering to Pachamama or Mother Earth made of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

View

Our Sucre Scavenger Hunt

Lila, Fiona, Ella, Participant

¡Hola! Today, we went on a scavenger hunt to explore Sucre. So far, it has been super fun and educational.  We visited the market, where we bought some fruit that we have never tried before and learned how to make sopa de maní. The market was......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

View

Nuestra Día en Sucre

Barrett, Audrey, and Abi, Participant

Hola! We had a super fun adventure today exploring the city of Sucre. It is a bustling city filled with beautiful architechture and lovely people. We went to el mercado where there was lots of fruits, meats, and anything else you could want. On the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

View

Scavenger Hunt

Chris, Eoin,Sarah, Participant

Hello! Today we had a scavenger hunt that took us all around the city of Sucre. Some of the things we did included finding three different types of potatoes in a local market, asking a local for the recipe to make “sopa de mani”, and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

View

Our Day in Sucre

Cat, Meagan, and Sage, Participant

Coming at you live from a nice Internet cafe in Sucre, Sage, Cat, and Meagan! Today, we completed a scavenger hunt around the city  (which we are dominating.).  We traveled through the central market, spent WAY too much money on mangoes, saw......Read More

View

Orientation at Aritumayu

The Instructors, Instructor

  Centro Ecologico Aritumayu outside of Sucre. The reforestation efforts of Don Luis, his family and the many local/international volunteers are so inspiring. In the past 20 years they have planted over 55,000 trees. An area that was once......Read More

View

We arrived to Sucre

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi everyone! We arrived safe and happy to Sucre and then made our way to our orientation site Aritumayu in the countryside.  We will spend the next three days getting to know each other and preparing to explore Peru and Bolivia. The group is in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

View

Packing Question

Audrey, Participant

Do we need an adapter plug for charging steripens/cameras in Bolivia or Perú? Response: The outlets in Bolivia and Peru can accommodate a two prong US charger.  If you have a device with three prongs (usually only larger devices like computers),......Read More

View

Response to questions

Instructor Team, Participant

Sleeping bag: depending on the type of backpack Witt has it could possibly be attached using some of the buckles & straps on either the front or bottom of the bag. Or if those are not available you could squeeze it between the body of the......Read More

View

See you soon!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings from Samaipata, Bolivia! Samaipata is a small town outside of Santa Cruz where we’ll be meeting you in just a few short days. The 3 of us have gathered here with the instructors from groups A & B, along with some Dragons admin to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

View

Lonely planet

Barrett Ihde, Participant

Hi. I don’t know if I missed it or not, but I’m wondering if we are supposed to bring our lonely planet guides with us?...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

View

Departure Day Details & Reminders

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

View

Intro

Eoin Schnell, Participant

Hey! My name is Eoin (pronounced Owen, it’s an Irish spelling) I’m from Brooklyn New York and will be heading to Oberlin college next fall. I’m a fluent speaker of German and spent this fall in Germany doing an architecture......Read More